19565 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 786-516-2818, Ceviche105.com
“In all of my restaurants, my grandmother is my first thought,” says the Lima native, who offers her Corvina Mama Ele with smoky red pepper-crabmeat sauce ($23.95). “She cooked it for our family once a week.”
Exclusive selections include El Gratinado Peruvian sushi roll with bay scallops au gratin in béchamel ($18), Pargo Tirador with seared snapper sashimi over burrata ($18.95) and raw bar combos, such as the Punta Sal with leche de tigre oysters, ceviche and two tiraditos ($56.95).
Pisco laces cocktails such as the Piscojito with mint and lime ($12) and Mama Zoila with mescal and cilantro.
A dulce de leche cake with strawberries and apricots ($7.95) is a legacy of Chipoco’s mother, who baked it for his birthdays.
Multicolored streams of yarn, a herd of gold bulls, a sea of dangling gold fish and an Incan moss wall reflect Chipoco’s culture. An indoor-outdoor bar bridges to the patio beside a gorilla fountain and gigantic slide sculpture.
Lunch and dinner are served daily.
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